Stop & Shop is expanding its Peapod grocery delivery service with the help of a new fulfillment facility in Agawam, Mass. The new distribution center will allow the program to reach residents and businesses in 35 area codes throughout the New England region.
Peapod's expansion plan will bring 100 new jobs to the company, as the brand brings on additional delivery drivers, personal shoppers and additional staff. The new fulfillment facility in Agawam will also bring "click and collect" service to new pick-up locations that will open in the next few months. This option will give consumers the option to shop online and pick up their groceries at a nearby Stop & Shop store.
Peapod has emerged as a leader in the growing grocery delivery market. The online service allows customers to place orders seven days a week for delivery as soon as next-day, or up to two weeks in advance. When they choose a day, they choose a two hour window that is convenient for them.
Peapod arrived in the Boston area in 1996 and has seen consistent growth in the area since its inception. Altogether, Peapod serves 24 U.S. markets in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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